In a bid to Assemble Sierra Leone’s First Wind Firm in 2024 Idris Elba’s Firm allies with Octopus Energy
By Richard Adorsu-
NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS (NABN) Accra GHANA- The alliance characterizes Octopus Energy’s foremost motion into renewables in Africa. The group’s green energy projects are slated for fifteen nations worth over £6 billion Sherbro Alliance Partners is an infrastructure development firm co-founded by award-winning actor – Idris Elba and Siaka Stevens – the grandson of the former President of Sierra Leone.
Up to five wind turbines and 6 billion solar panels with batteries will generate clean electricity for local communities in Sierra Leone, where SAP and Octopus likewise are scheduled to open new offices. Merely 28% of Sierra Leone´s denizens are calculated to have access to electricity.
Sierra Co-founder is targeting 85% renewable electricity capacity by 2030. ‘We look at the pristine beaches of Sherbro Island, to create a culturally diverse international city that blends African tradition, dynamism, and pride with state of-the-art infrastructure and services, where development sits in harmony with sustainability.
‘We’re pleased to partner with Octopus Energy who share a profound commitment to sustainability and energy which will be a backbone to development on Sherbro.’ Stated Co-founder of SAP Idris Elba.
Zoisa North-Bond, Chief Executive of Octopus Energy Generation, summed up: ‘This is a momentous day for Octopus as we kick off our first renewables project in Africa.
‘Green energy represents a monumental opportunity across the African continent. ‘Through projects like this, we can get cheap, green electricity to even more people and leverage renewables data to unleash the power of renewables and encourage others to follow suit.’
Octopus Energy aims to boost energy security and lessen dependence on fossil fuels. The firm has invested in offshore wind farms in the UK, the Netherlands, and Germany, as well as in developers of new offshore wind projects in nations such as Norway, Sweden, and South Korea.
For New Africa Business News Richard Adorsu Reports, Africa Correspondent